Reusable pouches are excellent containers for baby food. Make big batches at home and put them in these pouches for mealtimes. Some containers are better than others so make sure that you check their quality and their features before making a purchase. A bit of diligent research can go a long way.
You wouldn’t want to wrestle with a pouch just to get food inside. Look for options with wide openings. Some have a single opening at the top for both eating and refilling. Others have two as the refill opening is at the side with a zipper. You can try both and see which one you prefer.
Ease of Cleaning
After eating comes cleaning. There will be a lot of this and you wouldn’t want to get bogged down by the chore. Some pouches have sharp corners where food can get stuck. You’d have to take out a brush to dislodge these. Find ones that make it easier for you such as dishwasher-safe options.
How much does your child need per meal? Find a good match to prevent too many leftovers. The pouch should also fit well in their hands. See if you can find ones with volumes markers. These will provide you with a better idea about the consumption rate, allowing you to plan feeding times better.
Babies are not the most careful creatures so you have to find reusable pouches that are tough enough for the abuse. These should be resistant to leaks to prevent stored food from dripping out and prevent mess while the baby is feeding. Some items might be good for a first few times but they develop leaks afterwards. Check reviews for user feedback so you know which brands to avoid.
Designs might seem trivial but they really can make a difference in the eyes of children. If the prints of animals can make them want to eat more, then that’s a good thing. Find colors and patterns that catch their eyes. See what makes them giddy. Of course, you should also consider curves that make pouches easier to hold and similar features.
Cost per Piece
You might have to go through a lot of these so check the cost of piece. These are generally sold in packs so consider how many you might need and what your budget is. The more expensive ones are usually from respected brands so you know their products have been tested for safety.